Competition for social entrepreneurs

Entry for The Chivas Venture 2020, a global competition that affords social entrepreneurs the chance to win a share of $1 million funding for their business, closes on Thursday October 31.

Now in its 6th year, The Chivas Venture offers social entrepreneurs who are using business to solve social and environmental issues, an opportunity to attract local investment and to present their authentic enterprise ideas to potential funders on a global stage.

The top five South African finalists will receive skills training from business mentors to equip them to pitch for funding on the global stage. The selection process singles out those ventures that contribute towards at least one of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The winning finalist will then jet off to the United Kingdom to take part in an accelerator programme hosted by The Conduit in London.

The intensive training programme will give social entrepreneurs the chance to hone their pitches ahead of the final event – the global finale to be held in Amsterdam in June 2020, to battle it out against finalists from 29 countries.

Matthew Piper is the 2019 South African finalist and the man behind KHULA – a B2B marketplace for emerging farmers in Africa.

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